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what can you do? you see him one day, everything is good. the next day they are gone. what you gonna do? residents in oakland express sadness and frustration after a string of deadly shootings last night leaves four people dead. good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. we're learning more details about a deadly four-hour stretch in oakland.
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investigators say the latest incident involves two young men shot to death on 72nd avenue near international boulevard, just after 6:00 this morning. lorraine blanco spoke to the family of one of those men. >> reporter: screams filled the scene of a violent scene that ended with two men in the minivan. family members say one of the victims is 23-year-old robert dowell. he lived just a few doors down from the shooting. >> he got a night job. all he do is work and come home. >> reporter: the men were sitting in the vehicle and men on foot, they got into a fight. >> there was some type of
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interaction where both victims were shot. >> reporter: veronica lee is heartbroken. she knew both of them. >> they often sit in the car and talk. they were young boys, young men. they don't cause any trouble or anything. they've never r been disrespectful to me or -- never been disrespectful to me or anything else. >> reporter: in the last 24 hours, four people have been killed. >> this is the time for the community to come together and have conversations and working on reducing volunteer. >> reducing -- produce -- reducing violence. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. police say a man and woman were sitting in a car near a liquor store when shots were fired. police say the man died at the scene. the woman was wounded but her
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condition is unknown. police say a shooting that left a 14-year-old girl injured is not related to that incident on macarthur boulevard. we're told the girl was grazed in the leg as she was riding in a car on international boulevard. this all happened about 9:00 last night. and then about 10:20 p.m., a man was shot and killed outside another liquor store at macarthur and diamond streets. witnesses say it appears the gunman targeted the victim. the man died at scene. police are looking for those responsible in all of these cases. a candlelight vigil was held this morning in albany for a middle school schoolteacher. was found dead lie -- middle school teacher. he was found dead in his car. allie rasmus is live to let us know how the school is responding. allie? >> reporter: well, they had the
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vigil for the popular teacher here who passed away. this afternoon, the memorial that spans this area continues to grow. tears streaming down their faces. children mourn the loss of the teacher. he was found dead in his car. he left a note beside him. investigators say he -- they believe he took his own life, less than a week after being used of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. >> the day will not be business as usual. it will be addressing children's questions, children's grief. >> reporter: on wednesday, the teacher was arrested on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a child. he was not formally charged. but the albany school district placed him on paid leave
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pending the investigation. >> we don't know what happened. the police have not finished their investigation. >> so all we can say is that we don't want anyone vilified. >> reporter: while students grief and ask complex questions, district officials describe the difficult balancing act they and their staff have to manage. >> in order to protect students, we have to be incredibly neutral. our middle school staff and our entire district has lost a colleague. a very popular colleague. >> and he had been a teacher here at albany teacher for the past five years. he was also a basketball and volleyball cope. now, the abe -- coach. now, the albany county's coroner has scheduled an autopsy for today. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, allie. temperatures are on the warm side and climbing. lake merritt was a popular
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sunshine to enjoy the autumn sunshine. we could see triple digits in about 13 minutes -- digits. in about 13 minutes, rosemary will join us with more on when the temperatures will change. pg&e said a power line fell and that created a power outage and sparked a fire on some shrub us. the flames then spread to a nearby home. the fire was under control in about 45 minutes. delaware street is partly shut down while crews work to repair those lines. pg&e says two customers are without power. there's no estimate when they will get their electricity back on. and coming up in nine minutes, we are also following a house fire in vallejo. the role this hot weather played in the firefight and the life-saving device that helped a father and son escape.
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the murder trial of estebon continues today. she's accused of killing michelle le in may of last year. prosecutors say threatening messages though -- show the killing was premedicated. but her attorney says that estebon acted in the heat of passion and should not be charged with first or second- degree murder. le's poddy was found four months after she disappeared. concern is growing for a man who has been missing for two weeks. janine de la vega has more. >> reporter: he suffers from a heart condition. this is the last place he was seen at vine and goodyear streets. he was attending a party in this neighborhood. here's a flier. his name is eric garcia and his loved ones are errorwied because they say -- are worried because they say for him to --
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for him to be missing is completely out of character. the family is concerned because he suffers from congestive heart failure and does not have his medication. he was last seen at a party in this downtown neighborhood. he reportedly told friends he would be right back and left on his harley. >> we're hoping that someone saw something, or heard somebody or where he could be. maybe he took a different route, maybe he got into an accident. it doesn't matter what it is, we just want to bring it home. >> reporter: family has created a facebook page about garcia to spread the word about his you disappearance. he works as a satellite installer and rarely misses work. >> i'm just overwhelmed. this is not like my brother. he was supposed to be working and moving out and he needed to have the money to move out. >> reporter: garcia's member says he's a member of the monguls motorcycle club. at this point, police don't
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have any evidence that this is linked to the club. >> they are trying to gather up new information and pleads that might help them locate garcia -- and leads that might lead them to locate garcia. he drives a 1985 model harley with the california license plate of 183527. his family has also fired a private investigator to help on this case. the family has also -- is also organizing a candlelight vigil which will be held at 7:00 on women low street street -- willow street. back to you. >> thank you, janine. the tracks have reopened in the central valley late this morning after an amtrak train was pushed off rails. at least 40 people were hurt when a big rig crashed into the train, caution the derailment
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yesterday in hanford. this moving, investigators said 32-year-old medina drove through the lowered crossing gate as signal flights flashed and warning bells rang. nearly 170 people were on board that train including a new-born baby. we'll tell you about a major development today in the battle -- battle over identification refirements for voters. it comes only weeks before -- requirements for voters. it comes only weeks before the election. hi, i'm amy for downy unstopables
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plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number. so when in doubt, dial it out! police in hong kong investigating a deadly passenger boat collision last night have arrested two captains and five crew members. the collision happened during china's national fireworks celebration. at least 38 people, including children, were killed. more than 100 people were thrown off the boats and into the water. it is being called one of the worst disasters hong kong has scene in years. police say the captain and crew was taken into custody on
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suspicion of endangering passengers by operating the craft in an unsafe manner. the body of one of two fishermen has been found off the coast. officials have not released the name of the victim. the 55-year-old and the 60-year- old disappear -- disappeared. neither man was wearing a life jacket when the boat capsized the. one of the -- capsized. one of the relatives found the body last night. two of the men wearing life jackets made it to shore safely. this morning, a judge postponed the pennsylvania voter registration requirement. that law would have amade it mandatory that -- would have head it mandatory to show i.d. democrats said it was a move to
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help republican ditts. the republican said it was good because of voter fraud. president obama and mitt romney are going through final preparations for the debate tomorrow. the president is preparing in nevada. you can watch the debate here tomorrow. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by a special edition of the news. while president obama and governor romney are debating -- are going through debate preps, the running mates are out stomping for votes. vice president joe biden is campaigning today in north carolina. he's criticizing mitt romney for opposing policies that biden says would cut taxes for millionaires and race -- and raise them for for middle-class
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families. >> how they can justify this? raising taxes for the middle class that's been buried. how can they justify raising those taxes. >> ♪ >> the republican campaign has repeatedly said claims about romney's tax plan are falls. >> we have offered very specific progrowth solutions to get our economy in gear. we can have a dynamic progrowth economy that fosters independence and opportunity verses a stagnant economy that fosters dependency. >> paul ryan is stomping in iowa today before flying to virginia tonight. the wisconsin congressman is set to debate vice president joe biden next thursday in kentucky. president obama has announced plans to visit kern
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county the monument of cesar chavez will be in keen where he lived. the president says the national monument would preserve chavez's legacy of giving a voice to workers. this trip will include another fund-raiser. a father and son credit a working smoke alarm for helping them escape their burning home. vallejo fire crews say it looks like the fire started in the garage of the large three-story home on el camino real. the first -- it's a story by first brow -- brought you live. it erupted around 3:00 as the father and son were inside sleeping. >> two occupants were inside. the device got their attention and then about able to get -- and they were able to get out unharmed. >> firefighters were putting
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out hot spots and called out extra crews. they don't know how the fire started. san francisco firefighters were busy putting out a fire at an empty warehouse on treasure island. construction crews were in the building when the fire began. what parked -- sparked it has not been determined. the as will be at the coliseum. they are still righting the end -- writing the ending to the season. for the first time in six years, they are going back to the playoffs after beating the rangers last night 4-3. [ cheers ] >> belfour struck out all three batters. the team then started to celebrate. so at the very least, they live offed one of two wild card spots. the teams celebrated and
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reddick gave melvin the classic pie in the face. the celebration moved into the clubhouse. champagne and beer were flowing. as outfielder coco crisp, played a big role and scored the winning run. >> you wouldn't think that all of these rookies would be doing something like this. but they have better mentalities and have the useful spark. >> the magic may not be over. they have two games left against the rangers tonight and tomorrow afternoon. if they win both, they will be western division champions, but if not, they still get that wild card spot. good afternoon to you. another warm-to-hot day across the region. we got sunshine outside the doors. temperatures in the 70s and 80s.
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and giving you a live look there. a little bit of haze. we have the offshore breeze. it doesn't look like the cooldown will get here in time to offset today's heat. you can see a northeasterly breeze. 2 in oakland. 89 in san jose. upper 80s, napa, santa rosa, concord, 87 as well. temperatures well on their way to some of the hottest we've seen so far this year. what we saw yesterday is what we're seeing today. some of us, even a tad warmer at this hour than 24 hours ago. ridge of high pressure still in place. look at storm track, can't even see it. well to the north. but it's this system that will bring us a southerly surge and bring back that onshore breeze. it's taking its time getting here but by the afternoon, a
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weak onshore breeze is in the forecast again. it may not be soon enough. hot and dry expected for today. 70s and 80s near the coast. near 100 inland. take a look at the plunge. by tomorrow, 10 degrees cooler and another 5 to 10 degrees cooling expected for your thursday. one more day to get through. 95 degrees in san jose for the afternoon. 93 expected for nova tow. 88 san rafael. -- knee vau toe. 88 in -- novato. 88 in san rafael. 77 at game time, slipping back in the upper 60s by the end of the evening. 97 for walnut creek. 100 for livermore. 98 pittsburg. into the south bay, a warm day, 95, san jose. 94 santa clara, 95 saratoga. upper 80s at santa cruz. upper 80s in pacifica as well as half moon bay and arodge the -- along the peninsula, 8 for senate, 89 for downtown san francisco. going to be a warm one, already
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warm in downtown san francisco. there's the extended forecast. we'll knock off 10 degrees tomorrow. another five to ten and slipping back in the 70s in file tort weekend. you can -- in time for the weekend. you can see low 60s in the forecast for saturday and sunday. >> all right. thank you, rosemary. >> you got it. practices for the america's cup get underway in san francisco bay today. it's one of many events happening in the city this week and this weekend. big crowds are also expected to turn out for the hardly, strictly bluegrass festival. the castro street fair, the giants an 49er games and the italian heritage and two cruise ships are on the way. >> if there is an incident that does arise we'll be able to move our resources to that problem so we can address it immediately. >> b.a.r.t. and mun nip are expanding
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service and 100 -- muni are expanding service and 100 extra taxis will be available. also happening in san francisco, fleet week this evening. the navy's precision flight team is scheduled to arrive at sfo tonight at 6:15. fleet week officially kicks off on thursday. the blue angels will be perm following at the airshow on saturday -- performing at the airshow on saturday and sunday. you can also watch them practice on thursday and friday. a closer look at the stock markets ahead. details on one of the toughest anti-smoking laws ever passed in a city right here in the bay area.
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a couple of reports tugging u.s. stocks lower. the company's largest fertilizer company has china and india weighing in. san rafael now has the toughest anti-smoking laws in marin county. city leaders approved a ban on smoking in all apartments and condominiums as well as parks, bus stops and many other outdoor spaces. the ordinance includes special restrictions for the downtown area. smoking is also banned while on sidewalks and in plazas except
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when smoke remembers actively passing by on the way to a destination. today at 5:00, a major recall following a salmonella outbreak, not only in the united states but in europe as well. the food that's in question and the one store chain in the bay area that sells it. >> thank you for trusting the news. we'll see you the next time bruise breaks. we're always here for you at lots of prepaid cards
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